How is religious meaning shaped by words on a page? How are literary texts influenced by the beliefs of their authors and readers? What are the differences between sacred and literary writing? Can the act of writing be an act of worship? What happens to religious literature in performance? The Faculty of English and the […]Continue Reading
The Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellowship 2020 is now open. At this link, please find a document which contains full details of eligibility, how to apply and links to guidance on both the Isaac Newton Trust and Leverhulme Trust webpages, respectively. Prospective candidates will need to supply the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org by no later […]Continue Reading
MacArthur-winning poet and translator Peter Cole will read from his work and talk about the hybrid Hebrew poetry of Muslim Spain and its relevance for readers and writers today. Moving between eleventh-century Iberia and today’s Middle East and America, between translations and his own original English poems, Cole will take us into the heart of […]Continue Reading
On 15 November John Kerrigan will give a talk at Stanford University entitled ‘Cambridge and the Slave Trade’. Link to Stanford English News & EventsContinue Reading
Dr Sarah Kennedy is this year’s recipient of the John Serio Award, for her essay, “‘We reason of these things with a later reason’: Plain Sense and the Poetics of Relief in Eliot and Stevens”. The prize is awarded by a committee from the Board of The Wallace Stevens Journal, and recognises the best essay […]Continue Reading
Join James Riley as he presents his new book, The Bad Trip: Dark Omens, New Worlds and the End of the Sixties at this special event hosted by Heffers, Cambridge. James will be discussing and reading from the book, there’ll be a Q+A as well as a signing session. Copies of the book will be […]Continue Reading
PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE OF VENUE: This event is now taking place in room LG18 on the ground floor of the Law Faculty. Five brilliant and accomplished women of colour will be speaking with honesty and clarity about the issues that matter in Cambridge and beyond. In addition to Afua Hirsch, speakers will include: Suhaiymah […]Continue Reading
The Faculty of English wishes to appoint to a University Lectureship in World or Global Literatures post 1700 from 1 September 2020. Please find all further details at this link.